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Our Mission
 
 “To provide leadership with the restoration, management, and protection of wildlife populations and their habitats, in accordance with the North American Model of Conservation."
 
To carry out this mission and provide purpose, we will adhere to the following goals:
 
1. Wildlife Populations: Restore, manage, and/or protect wildlife populations to ensure viable populations, provide compatible recreational opportunities, and reduce negative interactions with people.
 
2. Wildlife Habitats: Restore, manage, and protect wildlife habitats to ensure wildlife species diversity and viable wildlife populations.
 
3. Wildlife Customers: Increase customer service with current constituents while working toward expanding the State's customer base.  Continue to inform Illinoisans about handling human-wildlife conflicts, private land management, and how IDNR manages wildlife populations.

Visit the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan Web Site

Contacts for District Wildlife Biologists, Conservation Police Officers and Regional Offices

Field Management  is responsible for directing the activities of the Department’s District Wildlife Biologist's and other associated field staff. Field staff are responsible for monitoring wildlife responses to agency habitat management activities. This statewide system of field staff is critical to a multitude of programs affiliated with IDNR.
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Wildlife Programs at IDNR


Forest Wildlife Management

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Upland Wildlife Management

Wetlands Wildlife Management


Wildlife Diversity Management

Nuisance Wildlife Issues

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